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A pound of paper : confessions of a book addict

Author: John Baxter
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books : St. Martin's Press, 2003. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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A book collector offers his recollections of his encounters with literary figures and traces his transformation from an Australian bush child to a Parisian penthouse occupant with a personal library worth millions.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: John Baxter; John Baxter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baxter
ISBN: 0312317255 9780312317256
OCLC Number: 52214477
Notes: Originally published: London : Doubleday, 2002.
Description: 10 unnumbered pages, 417 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: 1 Collecting Graham 3 --
2 Left-handed Guns 17 --
3 The Rules of the Game 41 --
4 Surly Bonds 58 --
5 Star Begotten 72 --
6 The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Reader 83 --
7 Haunted Screens 102 --
8 The Old Country 141 --
9 A Regional Collection 163 --
10 With the Rich and Mighty ... 191 --
11 The End of the Affair 219 --
12 Bookshop Dreams 245 --
13 Without Whom ... 269 --
14 There and Back Again 293 --
15 Guaranteed Anatomically Correct 315 --
16 Shakespeare and Company, and Company 343 --
Appendix I Lists: Cyril Connolly's The Modern Movement 369 --
Appendix II 'If Your House was on Fire ... ' An Informal Poll 389 --
Appendix III eBay Gems 412.
Responsibility: John Baxter.
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A book collector offers his recollections of his encounters with literary figures and traces his transformation from an Australian bush child to a Parisian penthouse occupant with a personal library worth millions.

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